Tuesday, November 20, 2018

Not Your Ordinary Card Kit

I made the following three cards using Club Scrap Not Your Ordinary Card kit. The only extra items I had to use were my paper trimmer, Scor-Pal, bone folder, iCraft tape, stapler, and scissors. All the paper was provided and the designs were on 2 8.5x 11 sheets that I had to cut apart. I had to look on Club Scrap's website for the instructions on how to put the cards together. The kit makes 4 of each card. I just made one of each this afternoon.

 Front of pop-up card
 Inside of card with pop-up design
 Front of Match Book card
 Inside, I may cover the staple with a sticker
 Front of Gatefold Card. The mint green strip is supposed to be sandwiched between the orange paper and the canoe piece on both sides, but I want the card to open without any problems.
Inside of Gatefold card.
This is a fun kit! I may not get back to it until after Christmas or at least until my Christmas cards are finished. I just received this kit this past Saturday and didn't get to play with it until this afternoon. I had 2 Thanksgiving dinners this past weekend- one with my dad's side of the family on Saturday- I had deep fried turkey for the first time and then Thanksgiving with my sister, brother-in-law, my mom, and stepdad. My nephew wanted to eat with us, but he only has 2 teeth and not eating food yet. He'll be 6 months tomorrow! He's squirming more when he's being held so he may be crawling soon! I hope everyone has a Happy Thanksgiving!

Tuesday, November 13, 2018

Merry Christmas

 I used the above sketch from Tuesday Morning Sketches to make the following card.
The card base is Recollections A2 Card and Envelope pack. The patterned paper is from Recollections Fireside 6 x 6 in paper pad. The red and green diamonds are from my stash. All of the stamped images are from Sweet 'N Sassy Stamps Diane Noble Designs Home for the Holidays Clear stamp set. I used Gina K Designs Amalgam Ink on all of them except the Christmas tree. I used Stampin' Up Old Olive Water-based dye ink. All of the stamps were stamped onto Stampin' Up Whisper White 8.5 x 11 cardstock. I bought the Old Olive ink from Cayla, who I linked Stampin' Up to. I just recently bought this Sweet 'N Sassy stamp set and will be buying more from them. I love both Stampin' Up and Sweet 'N Sassy. I colored in the Christmas tree and gift images with Marvy Uchida ColorIn Watercolor Twist Pencils. I adhered the paper down with iCraft crafting tape- kinda like scor-tape and the stamped images and star- which is fussy cut out of the same Fireside patterned paper- with my Xyron 1.5 in Create a Sticker maker. I used my Tim Holtz platform to stamp all my images. I love it! If you don't have one, I highly recommend it! I won't create without it! I will be working on more Christmas cards and tags soon, so please be sure to come back to see what I'm working on. Have a great Tuesday!

Friday, November 9, 2018

Down on the Farm Blog Hop

Welcome to the Down on the Farm Blog Hop

This is a blog hop featuring projects inspired by Farms across America...the livestock, the plants, and the farmers!

You should have arrived from Kim http://www.pinkzebrapapercreations.com/ but if you stumbled onto my blog Connie Can Crop  is the beginning of this fun filled hop! 
This is a one day blog hop, but you have until Sunday at 10pm to finish hopping and leaving your love for all of these talented crafters.

We have an awesome sponsor for this hop!!

Cheapo Dies will be donating 3 of their fabulous dies!
(must be local to the US)

What do you need to do to win? Easy... become  a follower of each of the fabulous blogs in this hop and leave each of them a comment letting them know what you like best about their projects.

You will have until 10 pm Sunday to finish the hop and leave your comments on every blog to be eligible to win. 
Winners will be announced on Wednesday 11/14/18 at Connie Can Crop.
Be sure to follow everyone and leave a comment along the way!

I decided to make a layout of my visit to my friend's farm in FL for this blog hop. The patterned paper is Recollections Barn Wood 12 x 12 in Open Stock paper from Michaels. I decided to fussy cut the title- Busy Barnyard Sounds All Around and the tractor at the bottom left of the layout from a piece of patterned paper from my stash. I believe I bought it from Hobby Lobby, but I can't remember the manufacturer off the top of my head. The photo mats were made using Ranger Dylusions Spray Ink and Stencil technique set. I didn't plan on covering them entirely, but don't use them much in my scrappin. The ribbon at the bottom is from a recent crafty mug exchange that I participated in with a group of ladies on Facebook- similar to a secret sister swap. I adhered everything, but the journaling and the ribbon down with iCraft Easy Tear Tape- a variation of scor-tape/double sided tape. The ribbon has adhesive on it that you pull off the back like the iCraft tape. I used my Xyron 1.5" Create A Sticker to adhere the journaling that I typed on the computer- One of eight horses and part of the 40 goats that are on the farm where my friends, Doug and Laura, live in Okeechobee, FL. I went to visit them in July 2018. That's all I have to share today.

Be sure to head over to my friend, Shannon https://shannonhdesigns.blogspot.com/ where I'm sure she has an awesome project to share!

Here's our line up in case you get lost along the way.